Friday, October 21, 2011 9:37:54 AM

What happens when you lie on a health insurance form about smoking habits, drug use, health problems and so on?

The consequences of lying on a health insurance form can be steep. The insurance company can take away you and your family’s insurance benefits, sue you to recover legal costs, premiums or even seek penalties associated with fraudulent claims.

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